Full Course Description
Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing
Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss
- Impending Doom: Recognizing the Red Flags
- Neck Vein Evaluation
- What Does the Blood Pressure Really Mean?
- Don’t Miss a Beat Interpreting Heart Sounds
- Significant Murmurs
- Rapid Stabilizing Interventions
Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues From the 12-Lead
- Location, Location, Location! Anatomy of the 12-Lead
- 3 Rules of Recognition
- Cardiac Axis: Meaning & Assessment
- Recognition of RBBB & LBBB
- STEM I & NSTEM I – What’s the Difference
Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias
- Choosing Your Monitor Leads Wisely
- Identifying AV Passive & Active Tachycardias
- Aberrant Pathways
- Atrial Fibrillation with WPW
- AV Node Re-entry Rhythms
- Mono and Polymorphic V-Tach
- Heart Blocks
- Critical Nursing Actions
Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet from A to Z
- The Latest Updates & Recommendations
- Medications that Impact Cardiac Output
- Vasoactive Medications
- Medications that Impact Clotting
- Treating Hyperlipidemia
- Management Strategies for Hypertension
- Nursing Implications for Administration
- Precautions with the Elderly Patient
Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines
- STEM I vs. NSTEM I Treatment Strategies
- Critical Cardiac Labs
- EKG Interpretation: Identifying the Differences
- Urgent vs. Emergent Interventions
- Managing Complications
The Failing Heart: Acute Management Priorities
- Systolic vs. Diastolic Heart Failure
- Classification Systems
- Acute Medication Protocols
- Nursing Considerations With:
- Biventricular Pacing
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
- Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Cardiac Emergencies: Risk, Recognition, & Response
- Bedside Assessment Clues
- Key Interventions for:
- Pulmonary Embolus
- Myocardial Rupture/Tamponade
- Tension Pneumothorax
- Aortic Dissection
- Critical Thinking Checkpoints
Emergency Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation
- Critical Decision-Making: The Decompensating Patient
- Pharmacological Management Strategies to:
- Control Rate
- Control Rhythm
- Prevent Stroke
- Current Treatment Recommendations:
- Surgical Intervention
- Key Nursing Assessments & Interventions
- Employ proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD).
- Contrast systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle.
- List 3 benefits of beta blockers in a patient with coronary artery disease.
- Identify benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation that is not related to valve dysfunction.
- Differentiate findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may identify.
- Explain a simple monitoring technique to help differentiate if the patient is having an atrial dysrhythmia or not.
- Identify EKG clues to patients having aberrant pathways.
- Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic heart failure using a simple hand gesture to recognize ventricular dysfunction for each.
- Stage heart failure using the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology tool and identify intervention goals for each stage.
- Compare the use of the Impella device and intra-aortic balloon pumps in severe cardiac impairment.
- Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/ Pro-BNP levels.
- Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
- Describe the decision-making process for stroke prevention in the patient with atrial fibrillation.
ABG & Rhythm Analysis Made Easy
- Pulmonary Labs
- Understanding Acid/Base Compensation
- Identifying the Abnormal Values in 4 Easy Steps
- Rhythm Analysis in 5 Steps
- Tachy Rhythms
- Fast Fatal Rhythms
- Practice, Practice, Practice
- Specify two common causes of ABG abnormalities.
- Analyze how the body compensates when the pH is outside of normal limits.
- Utilize 5 questions to help identify common rhythm changes.